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Florida Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs. Reality

The mass media isn’t a very good source of information on how personal injury settlements work. In fact, it is full of sensationalism and inaccuracies. Following are some of the realities you will face if you seek a personal injury settlement. Some of these realities are harsh, but some of them are not. Myth:...

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How Much Does a Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer Make?

When you hire a Clearwater personal injury lawyer, one of the first questions you may have is how much it will cost you. You may already be drowining in medical bills and unable to work, so how much will you have to pay to a lawyer? And do you want to work with someone...

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Nine Things You Should Know About a Free Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer Consultation

You hear and read about attorneys offering a free consultation for your personal injury case. But do you know what that means? Understanding why attorneys offer these evaluations and how to prepare for them can help make your consultation a valuable investment of your time. Consider these nine facts about free legal consultations. 1....

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How Much Does a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

People often wonder if they need a Tampa personal injury lawyer to represent them after an accident or personal injury. In most cases, it is in a person’s best interest to have legal counsel.  The insurance company has a team of lawyers, claims adjusters, investigators, and other professionals protecting it from liability. Likewise, accident...

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What Is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When It Comes to Negligence?

The “reasonable person” doesn't actually exist. They are a fictional person that jurists use to provide opposing parties with an objective standard to resolve a negligence claim. The question of whether a defendant was negligent often comes down to the question, “Would a ‘reasonable person’ have behaved in the manner that the defendant did...

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How To Proceed With a Personal Injury Lawsuit in St. Petersburg, FL

Most personal injury claims never make it to trial. Even if you file a lawsuit, you will still have several weeks to several months until the trial date, giving you plenty of time to settle. If the defendant is too stubborn to offer an adequate settlement, however, you might have no choice but to...

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3 Elements of Standing to Sue

Before you can file any type of lawsuit, you must be able to establish your legal standing to sue. Legal standing is discussed in the federal constitution. In general terms, Florida’s standing law requires someone to have a “stake” or “interest” in the outcome of a case.  What is Legal Standing?  Standing to sue...

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Tampa Personal Injury Settlement Check

Many people who file a personal injury claim want to know how to “track my settlement check” or “how long after settlement do I get paid?” It is natural to want to know when you will receive your money for a personal injury case. Many people need that money to get back on their...

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Basic Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?

The vast majority of personal injury claims settle out of court. You have probably heard of people who win significant settlements and asked yourself, “how much of that money actually made it into their pocket?”  The answer differs from case to case. Below is a discussion of the factors you need to consider if...

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What Is the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

Most people think a lawyer and an attorney are the same thing and use the terms interchangeably. They’re not wrong to make this assumption, but there is a slight difference between the two. A good way to describe the difference is that an attorney is a lawyer, but a lawyer isn’t always an attorney....

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